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NSLS-II is a state-of-the-art, medium-energy electron storage ring (3 billion electron-volts) designed to deliver world-leading intensity and brightness and will produce x-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the original NSLS. The superlative character and combination of capabilities are expected to have broad impact on a wide range of disciplines and scientific initiatives, including the National Institutes of Health's structural genomics initiative, DOE's Genomics:GTL initiative, and the federal nanoscience initiative.
NSLS-II Diagnostics and Instrumentation Group has an opening for a Technical Associate position reporting to the diagnostics group leader. The selected candidate will perform duties of a technician for the maintenance, upgrade, and testing, of diagnostics sub-systems in support of NSLS-II accelerator operations. This position will require close interaction with technicians, engineers and scientific staff. A main task will be to maintain the Beam Position Monitor (BPM) system, as well as providing support for various Diagnostics sub-systems, including spare parts inventory control, critical to accelerator operations, and will require ability to troubleshoot and identify modes of failure and mitigate corrective action. Tasking will also include provision of technical support for development and special projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical support for all aspects of accelerator beam position monitors and other beam diagnostics instrumentation.
Proficient with schematics, mechanical assembly drawings.
Experience in component-level troubleshooting and diagnosis of electronics systems
Work planning in preparation for scheduled maintenance and shut-down activities
Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures applicable to daily activities
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires the equivalence of a technical institute or associate degree in a related scientific or technical field, and at least four (4) years of relevant work experience.
Experience with fabrication, assembly, wiring, testing complex electronics systems
Strong troubleshooting skills in digital and analog circuits
Use of test and measurement equipment, including oscilloscope, network, spectrum and logic analyzers, signal generators, AWG
Must be able to work from schematics, diagrams, written procedures, spreadsheets, controls interface documents
Experience with solder and re-work techniques for through-hole and SMD components for high density printed circuit board assemblies.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient with processing procurements and special orders
Experience processing test records and inspection reports
Ability to develop sub-system test strategies and system readiness procedures
Knowledge of PLC based sub-systems applications
Experience using PADS PCB layout, PADS Logic and dxDesigner schematic capture, OrCAD capture, p-Spice A/D, LabView, Visio, as well as autodesk products.
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Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.